Spray tanning booths: What do you think?

  • funguys

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    Jun 28, 2009 12:37 PM GMT
    I love the look of a mild tan. I think it gives the skin a healthy glow. However, I am not so crazy about skin cancer. I have seen ads for a spray tanning booth place in town, but I am leery of it. Will the sprayed on tan look fake or bizarre?

    Who out there has tried this? Would you recommend it or not? I would appreciate your input!
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    Jun 28, 2009 12:54 PM GMT

    I've never had to go this route......However I have quite a few friends that have tried the cream which turned their fingers orange and you have to make sure it's a even coat or you'll have patchy spots of lt and drk. As far as the spray my ex swore by it whenever we had weddings, banquets or parties and she wanted to lk healthier ( she's romanian/greek very fair) I will say that if you have white sheets it ends up discoloring them especially if you sweat, but due to your concerns about the sun the cost of sheets is far less a price to pay than skin cancer......Safe taning best bet

    By the way I'm laughing my ass off that I have even a remote Idea how to answer this question.......LMAS
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 28, 2009 1:04 PM GMT
    You must be kidding.

  • funguys

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    Jun 28, 2009 8:28 PM GMT
    Uh, nope. totally serious. http://www.hollywoodtans.com/tanetics_uv.asp
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    Jun 28, 2009 8:37 PM GMT
    okay here is the low down. I used to tan like CRAZY!!!! I then realized how bad sun lamps are for your skin, like yourself, and realized skin cancer was not on my list of shit to do. SO....I tried the spray tan route. Not only is it quite expensive....it really only lasts for about a week and then you have to get sprayed again. Sometimes it can run and streak depending when you sweat.

    NOW....I use the daily tinted lotion. My favorite brand is Aveeno and it does not smell odd, it does not streak or run when you sweat, and it does not turn your fingers orange if you wash your hands right after applying. It is REALLY good stuff. DO NOT put it on your face though. There are specific tinted facial lotions that do not irritate the skin on your face.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 28, 2009 8:53 PM GMT
    I know I'm probably in the minority, but I cast my vote for natural, untanned skin.
    If you're healthy and in good shape, I would much rather see a guy's natural skin color than any kind of tan -- from the sun, or artificial.
    The guy who started this thread looks great in his photos... what's to improve?
    just my opinion.... icon_biggrin.gif

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    Jun 28, 2009 9:03 PM GMT
    I also prefer the natural look.
  • funguys

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    Jun 28, 2009 9:23 PM GMT
    Derrick: Thanks for the feedback on the spray tan. Streaking, expensive, and only lasting a week sound like deal breakers to me. The Aveeno sounds like a possible alternative.

    Kiss: Thanks for the compliment. You made my day. icon_biggrin.gif
  • somedaytoo

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    Jun 28, 2009 9:45 PM GMT
    I use "Muscle Tan" It's a spray you can buy online. It's safe and natural looking. It enhances a natural tan but also works well without.
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    Jun 28, 2009 10:03 PM GMT
    Not sure about other cities/states, but it seems like all the tanning shops (both sun lamp and spray-on) around LA require a long term CONTRACT. Ridiculous. If you decide to go that route, make sure you read the fine print carefully. There have been a lot of complaints lately about tanning shops ripping off customers.
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    Jun 28, 2009 10:07 PM GMT
    from white to black, stick with what you got and work it hard and you'll look hotter then any fake crap, be it sprayed, rubbed, dusted what have you..